How could exponential population growth threaten human life in the future?
Estimates at 9.7 billion people in 2050 and beyond will be sky high.... how will this impact human life?
- ZirpLv 75 months agoFavourite answer
It doesn't matter if growth is exponential or not. We - especially the rich people and rich countries - already are consuming more than nature could grow back. Scientists estimate that a million species are threatened with extinction - and several of those species are vital to our survival.
Lowering the birthrate is necessary and the best way to do that if give all girls enough education to have careers outside motherhood.
We also need to reduce everybody's consumption to one tenth of the present-day USA-average...
- Gray BoldLv 75 months ago
Advocates of population moderation cite issues like exceeding the Earth's carrying capacity, global warming, potential or imminent ecological collapse, impact on quality of life, and risk of mass starvation or even extinction as a basis to argue for population decline.